Concerto Competition winners perform |

Concerto Competition winners perform

Soprano Katrina Klawiter, top, of Aspen; pianist Marybeth Riskey, right, of Eagle; and violist Stephanie Mientka, front, of Grand Junction, are Symphony in the Valley's 2007 Concerto Competition winners. (Peggy Sconce/ Courtesy Symphony in the Valley)

ASPEN ” Each year, Symphony in the Valley honors mothers with the gift of music.

This year, two concerts Mother’s Day weekend also celebrate Symphony in the Valley’s annual Concerto Competition winners.

On May 12-13, the three young winners of the competition – soprano Katrina Klawiter, pianist Marybeth Riskey and violist Stephanie Mientka – will perform with the orchestra in Aspen and Glenwood Springs.

Concerts are scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday at Harris Hall in Aspen and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. The performances also feature three professional soloists, a full choir led and the all-volunteer orchestra.

Klawiter, a sixth-grader at Aspen Middle School, will sing during her Symphony in the Valley performances.

Soloist Riskey, of Eagle, is a four-year student of the piano. She has prior experience performing with the Symphony in the Valley as a violinist.

A violinist since age 7, Mientka will play the first movement of Carl Stamitz’s “Viola Concerto in D Major” in her performances.

Tickets are available at the door for both shows at a cost of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for ages 3-18, and $25 for families. Music students will be admitted free.

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